• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Dunes Trail to Lake MI

Distance

Round trip is 3.5 miles and may take 2-4 hours depending on the weather and your physical condition

Terrain

Steep, rugged dunes

Vegetation

Grasses, shrubs and wildflowers of the dunes

Comments

This strenuous hike starts at the Dune Climb and ends at Lake Michigan. Be sure to wear sun screen, take enough water, and wear (or at least take along) hiking shoes or sandals.

 

Download a map in pdf format.

 
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Dune Hiking Trails
NPS Map 2006
 
Dune Trail
View from the Dune Trail to Lake MI.
Kerry Kelly 2005

Did You Know?

South Manitou Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse on South Manitou Island (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore) was commissioned in 1872 and served Lake Michigan Shipping for over 100 years. You can take a tour of the lighthouse and climb its 117 step circular stairway to a great view of the Manitou Passage. More...